Otter’s cosmetology veto cost his wife a makeup appointment

Small businesses owners don’t usually pride themselves on work they’ve turned away. But, Sherry Japhet feels proud of the opportunity she recently rejected. Japhet is a veteran in the makeup industry and, according to Idaho [...]

Eastern Idaho city threatens charges against Airbnb hosts

One Eastern Idaho city has threatened misdemeanor charges against some of its residents if they don't remove their homes from short-term home rental service Airbnb. Rexburg city zoning ordinances ban residents living in low-density zones from [...]

State contractors may have performed illegal cosmetology

Two contractors hired to style hair and apply makeup at political debates through the last few years may have practiced their craft illegally. In at least 10 instances since 2012, records show licensed cosmetologists hired [...]

Fruitland mom on city election interference: “It saddens me”

Stay-at-home mom Rachel Lindsey told Idaho lawmakers Monday she was less than thrilled when her city used taxpayer funds last fall to print and mail fliers to promote a bond plan. “Paying taxes is never [...]

Idaho pensioners spend thousands to fly snowbird Sullivan to Boise for meetings

For some, snowbirding offers sunny skies, warmer weather and lots of leisure in places such as Texas, Florida and Arizona. For members of Idaho’s pension system, snowbirding means a little more: They must pay the [...]

Senate next to hear bill to block new private groups from state retirement system

Idaho Senate members will have their chance to decide if the state’s retirement system should continue to allow new private groups and associations to participate in the system. House members passed legislation Wednesday that would [...]